I'm sorry to write that Kurt Vonnegut, one of my all-time heroes -- especially as a young teenager -- who shaped the values of a generation (starting with the publication of Slaughterhouse Five during the Vietnam War)-- died at 84 years old. and so it goes.
there are many, many, MANY excerpts worth quoting from this man who survived the Allied bombing of Dresden during WWII, battled suicidal depression his entire life, and helped change the face of modern literature by insisting that people be nice to one another, but this one, from "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" is my favorite, today:
"Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies - 'God damn it, you've got to be kind.'"
God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut.
come back soon, the world needs you.